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Spotlight on, Lexington?

UPDATE: Mayor appoints 19-member committee to evaluate Spotlight Festival. The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games weren’t even over when Mayor Jim Newberry’s office said a committee will be formed to explore making the Spotlight Lexington Festival or something like it … Continue reading

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Things to watch for in the WEG opening ceremonies

Rehearsals for the opening ceremonies of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games moved to the outdoor stadium of the Kentucky Horse Park Thursday night. The semi-dress rehearsal started at showtime, 7 p.m., and clocked in right around three hours. With … Continue reading

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Basics were the subtext of WEKU series

I teamed up with the news reporters at WEKU-88.9 FM last week for a four-part radio series, “Building Arts ­Communities.” The series looked at ­recruiting ­talent, establishing arts ­districts, our theater infra­structure and the success of Louisville’s cultural scene. It … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 3 – Venues

The third part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with me looking at Lexington and Central Kentucky’s arts venues. I visited Danville, Richmond and talked to several officials … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 2 – Arts Districts

The second part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with WEKU’s Stu Johnson looking at developing arts districts. Stu visited the Limestone Street area of Lexington as well … Continue reading

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Men of Note are bowing out

Since 1966, the Men of Note have been staples of the Lexington music scene, bringing big-band sounds to some of the biggest rooms in the region and even a couple of gubernatorial inaugurations. Tuesday night, the group will play its … Continue reading

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Children’s Theatre’s 70th is a celebration for all ages

A 70th-anniversary party calls for more than one ­celebration, and in reality, the Lexington Children’s Theatre wanted to have two anyway. So the celebrations will commence with an 18-cake birthday party on Saturday, ­followed by a celebrity  retrospective of LCT’s … Continue reading

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LexArts kicks off 2009 campaign

Note: This is an extended version of the story that appears in the Feb. 18 Lexington Herald-Leader. It includes comments from last night’s kickoff, and those comments are in blue. LexArts kicked off its 2009 Campaign for the Arts yesterday … Continue reading

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LexArts’ president Jim Clark speaks out in support of stimulus plan

Folks with a keen ear toward Washington have probably heard the National Endowment for the Arts and the arts in general mentioned in discussions of the stimulus plan currently being debated by the Senate. The initial bill, passed last week … Continue reading

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Mayor Newberry talks about arts funding

In the midst of preparing for a winter storm that could turn Lexington roads into skating rinks, Mayor Jim Newberry kept an appointment to talk to us about arts funding. The chat was for an article we’re dropping later this … Continue reading

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